Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sample test questions

ID's--Breca, Freawaru, "forgyf us ure gyltas," semantics, Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Heatho-Bards

Passages--give specific context (speaker and situation) and explain the significance of a passage to the work as a whole:
"Let whoever can win glory before death. When a warrior is gone, that will be his best and only bulwark. So arise, my lord, and let us immediately set forth on the trail of this troll-dam."

Essay--two paragraphs providing examples and brief discussion of a topic: "One essential quality of an epic is that it depicts the most important customs of a culture. What customs of Germanic culture are given greatest emphasis in the poem?